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Daniel Wigfield, Ryan Snelgrove, Luke R. Potwarka, Katie Misener and Laura Wood

of commitment, teamwork ability, and a heightened sense of enthusiasm for life on and off the court. PGC Basketball is the leader in basketball and life skills education compared to the other organizations classified as companies dedicated to providing comprehensive basketball development for

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Maureen R. Weiss

socially, psychologically, and behaviorally when afforded opportunities to learn important life skills in family, school, and community settings ( Eccles & Gootman, 2002 ; Lerner, Lerner, Almerigi, Theokas, & Phelps, 2005 ). The PYD framework is grounded within ecological systems theories that highlight

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Emily J. Sleeman and Noora J. Ronkainen

, Blinde, & Weiss, 2000 ), and preparing people for life by teaching life skills ( Camiré, Trudel, & Forneris, 2012 ). Bennie and O’Connor ( 2010 ) highlighted that a coach’s role is now extending beyond performance-oriented goals and more toward developing an athlete who is also a responsible citizen

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Johanna Belz, Jens Kleinert and Moritz Anderten

target group, the inclusion of life skills in addition to relevant mental skills, and help for athletes to cope with the multitude of challenges in various sport and life domains. Whereas some of these recommendations could be realized in the setting of the current study (e.g., helping athletes handle

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Barrie Gordon and Sylvie Beaudoin

gym: Exploring life skills transfer within a female physical activity-based life skills program . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28 ( 3 ), 274 – 291 . 10.1080/10413200.2015.1124155 Beaudoin , S. ( 2019 ). Enseigner la responsabilité par l’activité physique: Introduction au modèle TPSR

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Leonardo Ruiz, Judy L. Van Raalte, Thaddeus France and Al Petitpas

; Zirin, 2005 ). It has been suggested that the academy system leaves players unprepared in terms of the life skills and resources needed to transition to productive, socially healthy lives after sport ( Danish, Petitpas, & Hale, 1993 ; Schlossberg, 1981 ; Taylor & Olgivie, 1994 ). Theoretical and

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Blandine Bril

task, and the environment ( Higgins, 1985 ; Newell, 1986 ). The action perspective appears more adequate to question the cultural component of real-life skills. However, it has hardly given rise to systematic studies taking into account cultural skills. Cultural Variation in Motor Habits and

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Judit Balogh and Gabriella Trzaskoma-Bicsérdy

provide a great opportunity to develop life skills and social skills and to teach values through various situations inside and outside the sports environment. Previous research found that, in youth sports, fun is a critical factor to maintain attendance ( Bailey, Cope, & Pearce, 2013 ; Gardner, Magee

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Caterina Pesce, Ilaria Masci, Rosalba Marchetti, Giuseppe Vannozzi and Mirko Schmidt

conceptual framework for life skills interventions . The Counseling Psychologist, 20 , 1 – 28 . doi:10.1177/0011000012462073 Horn , T.S. , & Weiss , M.R. ( 1991 ). A developmental analysis of children’s self-ability judgements in the physical domain . Pediatric Exercise Science, 3 , 310 – 326

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Maureen R. Weiss, Lindsay E. Kipp, Alison Phillips Reichter, Sarah M. Espinoza and Nicole D. Bolter

matched comparison group at postseason on life skills learning and transfer? In this article, we focus on methods, results, and interpretation of the longitudinal component (question 1). This study aim extended past evaluation research in several important ways. First, our study design was compatible with